President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday morning that Mayo Clinic will have a role in his Veteran's Administration.
He made the announcement at his first news conference as President-elect.
At the conference he announced David Shulkin will be in charge of the Department of Veteran Affairs. Shulkin currently serves as an undersecretary at the department.
Trump said, "We have some of the great hospitals of the world going to align themselves with the Veteran's Administration like the Cleveland Clinic, like the Mayo Clinic. A few more that we have. We're going to set up a group. These hospitals have been the top of the line.
Later Wednesday afternoon, Mayo Clinic released this statement:
Consistent with Mayo Clinic’s historic commitment of service to the U.S. government and the U.S. military that goes back to the very origins of Mayo Clinic, it will share its expertise with the incoming Veterans Health Administration leadership and provide support on other relevant health care issues.
Dr. Noseworthy participated in a meeting on Dec. 28, in Palm Beach, Florida with the President-Elect and the leaders from three other academic medical centers and systems: Delos Cosgrove, M.D., president and CEO, Cleveland Clinic; Paul Rothman, M.D., CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine; and David Torchiana, president and CEO, Partners HealthCare.